What is another word for sprig?

Pronunciation: [spɹˈɪɡ] (IPA)

Sprig, a small stem with leaves or flowers, is a common word used to describe the items seen in our gardens or floral arrangements. However, there are many words synonymous with it that can also be used, thus adding color and variation to our language. Branchlet, a term often used in botany that refers to the smaller branches of trees or bushes, is a synonym of sprig. Twig, also a term used in botany, refers to a small, slender branch. Shoot, a synonym of sprig commonly used in gardening, refers to a young stem or branch that emerges from a plant. Lastly, there is also the word stemlet, which refers to a small stem or shoot.

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Usage examples for Sprig

Mix with mayonnaise, fill the shells, put a spoonful of stiff mayonnaise on top, with a little sprig of parsley upright for a garnish, or an English walnut meat.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed
Fry in butter, dredge with flour, add four cupfuls of chicken stock, one cupful of white wine, a bay-leaf, a sprig of thyme, and a small bunch of parsley.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed
Put into the casserole with a clove, a bay-leaf, a sprig of thyme, a tablespoonful of minced parsley, two cupfuls of stock, and half a wineglassful of white wine.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed

Famous quotes with Sprig

  • There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
    Thomas Jefferson
  • As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green.
    John Thorn
  • Foolish people—when I say "foolish people" in this contemptuous way I mean people who entertain different opinions to mine. If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do—foolish people, I say, then, who have never experienced much of either, will tell you that mental distress is far more agonizing than bodily. Romantic and touching theory! so comforting to the love-sick young sprig who looks down patronizingly at some poor devil with a white starved face and thinks to himself, "Ah, how happy you are compared with me!"—so soothing to fat old gentlemen who cackle about the superiority of poverty over riches. But it is all nonsense—all cant. An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart. A broken finger will drive away all recollections of an empty chair. And when a man feels really hungry he does not feel anything else.
    Jerome K. Jerome
  • The Monkey was clever, but he was also conceited; he had enough monkey magic to push his way into Heaven, but he had not enough sanity and balance and temperance of spirit to live peacefully there. ... [He] set up a banner of rebellion against Heaven, writing on it the words "The Great Sage, Equal of Heaven." There followed then terrific combats between this Monkey and the heavenly warriors, in which the Monkey was not captured until the Goddess of Mercy knocked him down with a gentle sprig of flowers from the clouds. So, like the Monkey, forever we rebel and there will be no peace and humility in us until we are vanquished by the Goddess of Mercy, whose gentle flowers dropped from Heaven will knock us off our feet.
    Wu Cheng'en

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